Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Now on Amazon.com too

Four of Hypnotic Dreams' recordings are available on CD from Amazon.com. Introducing Erotic Hypnosis, Hypnotically Seduced, Trance Conditioning and The Pleasure Principle.

This is a great opportunity for my existing customers to share their opinions of my recordings. I don't have the programming skills to implement a customer comments database. But Amazon.com already has it built into their system.

...that is, when it's working. All of Amazon.com seems screwed up today.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

...and a little press

hey, I actually got some press coverage of the release.

New Release: The Ultimate Kiss

I'm happy to announce the release of my latest MP3:

The Ultimate Kiss
Through hypnosis, a woman discovers the intense sensuality of her lips, and the ability to sexually connect to a man by performing fellatio. She discovers that fellatio can provide intense physical pleasure and emotional satisfaction for a woman as well as a man, and the shared pleasure helps them connect sexually.

Sophisticated NLP language patterns brings the listener right into the story, and post-hypnotic suggestions will increase your own enjoyment and enthusiasm for this intimate activity.

For more details (and to hear the updated preview), visit Hypnotic Dreams.com

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Three titles available on CD

When is a glitch not a glitch? When someone fails to include all the relevant information in their instructions.

When I uploaded my sound files to CreateSpace, I included the track names, artist and genre information. So when I inserted the CD into the computer I was shocked and dismayed that the data displayed was all wrong. I forgot that audio CDs don't include this information. iTunes queries an online database and downloads the data. The process is so quick and automatic that it seems like the data is stored on the CD. And when I called CreateSpace's support line, they didn't know why the data was wrong and I wasted 3 weeks waiting for them to correct a problem that doesn't exist (at least not in their system).

Any way, the good news is that Introducing Erotic Hypnosis, Trance Conditioning and The Pleasure Principle are now available on CD.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Early previews of Artist's Brush and Trance Junkie

I woke up feeling absolutely crappy this morning, but as the weather improved so did the way I felt. By 1 pm, I was able to perform some vocal exercises, which made me feel even better. By 3 pm, I actually felt like rehearsing. So I did.

I rehearsed parts of all three of my upcoming scripts and recorded the early previews for The Artist's Brush and Trance Junkie.

My allergies had knocked out my voice for a few weeks. But it seems to be improving now. So (cross your fingers) I'll probably be able to record The Ultimate Kiss this weekend.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Making CDs available...little technical glitch

A little(?) problem with CreateSpace. They sent me a proof copy of the CD for Introducing Erotic Hypnosis. The artwork looked great, the sound file sounded great, but all the metadata was wrong. The CD had the wrong title, and the track had the wrong title, artist and genre.

I called CreateSpace's support line, but the person who answered couldn't resolve the problem. She forwarded it to 'tech support' and told me it would be a couple of days before I heard back. Seems like a little problem like this could be fixed quicker than that.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Reoriented - writer's block conquered.

Okay, I think I finally conquered the writer's block on Reoriented (a script that will nudge straight women towards bisexuality). Last Oct I wrote the introduction, but as soon got passed the intro, I got stuck.

But yesterday I came back to it, and guess what. I had an inspiration for the first half of the script. I'm going to write about a stage hypnotist demonstrating a mirroring technique at a party. The mirroring technique will be a great lead in for the next step, which will be seeing that other women are attracted to the listener, and having her mirror they're physical desires.

This will only get me through the first half of the script, but I suspect the rest will come once I get to that point

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Heart of the Dragon

I've mentioned before that one of my listeners suggested I read some paranormal romances. So this week, after reading Allan Steele's Galaxy Blues, I picked up Gena Showalter's Heart of the Dragon.

It's a bit of rollercoaster ride switching from sci fi to paranormal romance, but also a bit enlightening. Steel introduces his main characters by their actions. Gena introduces hers by their emotions. Steel describes his character's escape from a space ship with detailed descriptions of the character's actions supported by his thoughts about those actions. Showalter's characters spend the first few chapters fighting unexpected sexual attraction and arousal. Their passion and their reactions to that passion are the main focus of her writing.

As a man, of course, I find it more enjoyable to read about space ships and alien encounters. But I did learn something very interesting from reading Heart of the Dragon. Showalter's characters experience intense sexual desire beyond their understanding or their control; as if their bodies had already decided to mate, and it just took a while for their minds to catch up. The overwhelming intensity of their passion made them feel more alive than anything else in their lives. The whole story reminds me of forced arousal sexual fantasies.

In these fantasies, a lover/seducer arouses your body beyond your control. No matter how hard you try to fight it, your body becomes driven by mind-numbing arousal, and all you can do is lay back and surrender until your body get's what it needs. There are at least two differences: 1) in sexual fantasies one person is deliberately trying to arouse the other, where Showalter has both characters fighting a mutual desire, and 2) in a sexual fantasy, it usually only takes a few pages for the seduced to be overcome, and Showalter's characters require most of a novel. But the primary plot is still about fighting your own body's desire.

When I wrote Demon Seed, I wrote it as a forced arousal fantasy. And I had thought (foolish man that I am) that this genre was completely separate/different than romance stories. But now I understand why my listener said the recording would appeal to readers of romance novels. Although the storytelling styles are somewhat different, the genres do overlap.